Amourette Chardonnay 2011

Amourette Chardonnay 2011

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER at Sonoma Harvest Fair Wine Competition in September 2012.  Double Gold Medals are awarded in rare cases where the all Judges unanimously award a gold medal to a single wine. 

An intriguing, delicious and very approachable wine. Soft and round initially, the wine has a slowly-changing feel that adds real intrigue on the palate, hinting at the little love affair about to begin.  

Aromas are lush and rich, a clue to the bright fruit to come on the palate. You may detect aromas of exotic fruit with a little almond paste or even toasted bread.  

In the mouth, it reveals delicious notes of white fruits and hazelnut with discreet acidity on the palate and a smooth, impressively long finish but still perfectly balanced.   

With all of its complexity it still has a lot of finesse and elegance, this is a very approachable wine. 

Amourette Chardonnay comes off the original Home Ranch vineyard where fruit is handpicked from low yielding vines.   They are then whole bunch pressed followed by 100% barrel fermentation in approximately 35% new, select French oak.  Fermentation was allowed to occur naturally, with the ‘wild yeasts’ responsible for the fermentation introducing more complexity and personality into the wine.

  • Double Gold Medal Winner - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
StyleWhite Burgundy
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalChardonnay
PairingPickles, Crab Cakes
Alcohol14.40%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2012-07-20
Drinkable2012 - 2014